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Professional Development and Recognition Programme

The Plunket Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) is a way of recognising, valuing and acknowledging the significant contribution that Plunket nurses and health workers make in reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for children and families/whanau/fanau. The knowledge and skills required in practice at the different PDRP levels are integrated into the Standards for Plunket Nurse Practice and Health Worker Standards of Practice.

The Plunket PDRP provides a framework that helps nurses and health workers develop their professional practice and assists them on a career pathway. The PDRP encourages nurses and health workers to reflect on their practice and to set goals to plan for their future in well child care delivery and leadership. It is also a mechanism to assure the organisation, Plunket clients, Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ), and nurses themselves of their on-going competence.

Applying for PDRP

The PDRP Plunket Nurse and Plunket Health Worker Handbooks contain the information related to PDRP.

  • Transferring PDRP into Plunket: if you are a nurse becoming employed by Plunket and you are on PDRP, you can apply to transfer your PDRP to Plunket. Speak with your Plunket first line manager about this, locate and complete the Plunket PDRP transfer-in document from the below list, and email it and a verified copy of the original PDRP certificate or confirmation letter, to the Plunket PDRP coordinator.
  • PDRP applications for nurses completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing (Well Child Tamariki Ora Child Tamariki Ora Strand): If you are completing the PG Cert, you can apply to have your end of programme portfolio assessed for PDRP. Speak with your Plunket educator about that. 
  • Applications for nurse competent level: These applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. Please speak with your first-line manager (e.g. Clinical Leader) who will arrange (or will ask the PDRP coordinator to arrange), a Plunket PDRP assessor for you. Once the assessor is arranged, you will need to email the completed application form through to the PDRP coordinator. Then, when your portfolio is ready to be assessed, you can courier (track and trace with signature) it directly to the arranged assessor (check that you have the correct name, role and courier address). 
  • Applications for senior nurse level: These applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. You can contact a Plunket PDRP assessor to arrange the portfolio assessment, or you can ask the PDRP coordinator to arrange an assessor for you. Once the assessor is arranged, you will need to email the completed application form through to the PDRP coordinator. Then, when the portfolio is ready to be assessed, the portfolio is sent via courier (track and trace with signature) directly to the PDRP assessor (check that you have the correct name, role and courier address). 
  • Applications for Plunket nurse proficient and expert levels, and Plunket health worker proficient and accomplished levels: Applications and portfolios for these levels are sent through to the PDRP coordinator three times per year, as per the dates in the table below.

 

Applications for Plunket nurse PDRP Proficient and Expert levels,

and Plunket Health Worker Proficient and Accomplished levels

Applications

due before

Portfolios

due before

Portfolio assessment completed during

Outcome advised and PDRP payments start/ or cease

1 February

1 March

March

31 March

1 May

1 June

June

31 June

1 October

1 November

November

30 November

  • For support in how to meet the competency requirements, you can contact the PDRP Coordinator, your first-line manager, and colleagues who are currently on PDRP. Support will be in the context of general guidance in regard to self-assessment completion and content development of the portfolio.
  • All PDRP applications, any enquiries regarding support, concerns and issues should be via the Plunket PDRP coordinator’s email address: PDRP@plunket.org.nz

 

Physical and courier address: 

Plunket PDRP Coordinator, Plunket National Support Office, Level 3, Simpl House, 40 Mercer Street, Wellington 6011

Postal address:

Plunket PDRP Coordinator, Plunket National Support Office, PO Box 5474, Wellington 6140

Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) for Plunket Nurses

PDRP Plunket Nurse handbook 2015-2017 (PDF, 828KB)

PDRP application form (DOC, 110KB)

PDRP competent nurse portfolio checklist (DOC, 35KB)

PDRP proficient nurse portfolio checklist (DOC, 42KB)

PDRP expert nurse portfolio checklist (DOC, 40KB)

PDRP senior nurse portfolio checklist (DOC, 43KB)

PDRP letter of support (DOC, 102KB)

PDRP statement of integrity (DOC, 104KB)

PDRP record of professional development (DOC, 113KB)

PDRP evidence of practice hours (DOC, 101KB)

PDRP peer, professional, cultural supervision (DOC, 101KB)

PDRP transfer application form (DOC, 111KB)

PDRP payment form (DOC, 89KB)

PDRP self assessment and appraisal form (DOC, 744KB)

PDRP senior nurse self and peer assessment form (DOC, 96KB)

PDRP portfolio assessment rubric - competent (DOC, 151KB)

PDRP portfolio assessment rubric - proficient (DOC, 155KB)

PDRP portfolio assessment rubric - expert (DOC, 159KB)

PDRP portfolio assessment rubric senior nurse (DOC, 166KB)

Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) for health workers

PDRP Plunket Health Worker handbook 2015-2017 (PDF, 598KB)

PDRP application form (DOC, 109KB)

PDRP proficient checklist (DOC, 38KB)

PDRP accomplished checklist (DOC, 38KB)

PDRP letter of support (DOC, 100KB)

PDRP statement of integrity (DOC, 104KB)

PDRP record of professional development (DOC, 106KB)

PDRP evidence of practice hours (DOC, 101KB)

PDRP peer, professional, cultural supervision (DOC, 101KB)

PDRP self assessment and appraisal form (DOC, 105KB)

PDRP HW portfolio assessment rubric – proficient (DOC, 147KB)

PDRP HW portfolio assessment rubric – accomplished (DOC, 147KB)

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